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393 E 2nd St, Parachute, CO 81635
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Ranked #3 of 13 Restaurants in Parachute
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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Battlement Mesa, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Excellent and large margeritas. Service is friendly and timely large selection on the menu. Always enjoy seeing many locals there as this is one of their favorites for dinner.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We were forced to spend the night in the town of Parachute because all the hotel rooms were sold out in Grand Junction. So as we are driving around in search of a restaurant other than Wendy's, the El Tapatio stood out and caught our attention. The food was excellent! We had tacos and green chili burritos, and they were... More 

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Vail, Colorado
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We live in Silt Colorado and my sister in law just bought a second home in Battlement Mesa. We love this place, authentic food, great humble service and great atmosphere. We have been there about 5 times since April and we are never disappointed. Who would know there is such a gem right off the highway!!!

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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

The food is okay. A big menu, but nothing that sets it apart from other Mexican restaurants you've been too. But it's quite pricey. I guess they can get away with it when the local options are limited.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Thank you so much for donating chips and salsa to the Parachute Battlement Mesa Chamber of Commerce Octoberfest event! We received many compliments and appreciate you being an active community member!

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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186 reviews 186 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

We checked out El Tapatio on the advice of the front desk clerk at our hotel. Worth the walk! We enjoyed a small town eatery, with food that was tasty and (as far as I can tell) authentic. My daughter's grilled cheese sandwhich was a bit skimpy, and neither of the adult entrees were overly generous, but the service was... More 

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De Beque, Colorado, United States
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

This is one of the best and most authentic Mexican restaurants I have been to. One of the better places to eat in Parachute.

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Santee, South Carolina
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61 reviews 61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Were in the area for 2 weeks and good food.. but same food almost doubles the price at night so we elected to eat elsewhere due to the price change. Great drinks and the food is wonderful but if I were the management I'd have a happy medium of prices. You feel great eating there and spending about $35 for... More 

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

Ate there twice because we loved the food. First visit was lunch and had drinks and a large meal. Went back a day later at night, had the same meal because we loved it and the dinner prices for the same things was doubled! Different menu... So eat during the day from the lunch menu. Again great food but not... More 

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Houston, Texas
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69 reviews 69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Got to cross the railroad tracks to find this place but there is enough tire tracks leading to the front door to know this is a local favorite. The lunch crowd get there promptly at noon. The salsa is great and food is hot and savory.

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Additional Information about El Tapatio

Address: 393 E 2nd St, Parachute, CO 81635
Phone Number: 970-285-7508
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Parachute
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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